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Big Top Ballet


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The Royal Ballet in KENNETH MACMILLAN 'S Elite Syncopations
A second showing of this witty and colourful modern ballet, danced to the ragtime music of SCOTT JOPLIN and his contemporaries. It was particularly popular with the audience that packed the Tent in Battersea Park during the Royal Ballet's season there this summer, and many television viewers have written to ask for a second showing.
It is one of the new works created by Kenneth Macmillan especially for the Company, since becoming its Director in 1970. with Merle Park , Donald MacLeary
Monica Mason , Michael Coleman Jennifer Penney , David Wall Vergie Derman , Wayne Sleep
Wayne Eagling , Jennifer Jackson Judith Howe , David Drew David Adams and artists of THE ROYAL BALLET
Costumes by IAN SPURLING
Presented for television by JOHN VERNON


Unknown: Kenneth MacMillan
Unknown: Scott Joplin
Unknown: Kenneth MacMillan
Unknown: Merle Park
Unknown: Donald MacLeary
Unknown: Monica Mason
Unknown: Michael Coleman
Unknown: Jennifer Penney
Unknown: David Wall
Unknown: Vergie Derman
Unknown: Wayne Sleep
Unknown: Wayne Eagling
Unknown: Jennifer Jackson
Unknown: Judith Howe
Unknown: David Drew
Unknown: David Adams
Leader: Roland Stanbridge
Unknown: Philip Gammon
Introduced By: Humphrey Burton
Costumes By: Ian Spurling
Choreography By: Kenneth MacMillan
Television By: John Vernon

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